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Fog Point Living Shoreline Restoration

Glenn Martin National Wildlife Refuge

Location: Maryland

Project type: Resilience

Funding awarded: $9,000,000

Project Summary

This project constructs 20,950 feet of "living shoreline" to stabilize a highly vulnerable shoreline at Martin National Wildlife Refuge and directly protects over 1,200 acres of quality tidal high marsh, submerged aquatic vegetation and clam beds. It directly contributes to the Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative with federal accountability enacted by Executive Order 13508.

Conservation Goals

  • Reduce erosion along a coastal section of Martin National Wildlife Refuge
  • Increase the resiliency of refuge estuarine habitats and the local economy to storm events

Project Benefits

  • Builds resiliency against storm events and climate change for the majority of the refuge and the natural benefits it provides society
  • Protects more than 1,200 acres of interior tidal high marsh, sheltered water, submerged aquatic vegetation and clam beds
  • Ensures enhanced natural defenses of estuarine habitats important to the island's soft crab fishery

Project Partners

  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)
  • Audubon Maryland-DC
  • Friends of Blackwater NWR
  • Waterfowl Chesapeake

Additional Details

Martin National Wildlife Refuge supports one of the largest concentrations of wintering waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay, as well as important habitat for fisheries and non-game wildlife, including two of the larger and most diverse wading bird nesting colonies in the Bay.

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Last updated: November 6, 2014